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post #2206 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Stormfriend View Post

 

I'm burning in the Mjolnir.


Yah, I figured--but I never head anything like that with my MJ.  I'd be hard-pressed to say if there's been any burn-in change with my MJ--let alone all sorts of noticeable changes in every part of the spectrum.  The pink noise thing spins my head--it sounds like you're saying it changed the MJ or your headphones for the worse and normal music corrected the problem.  Anyway, congrats on the MJ--it's an outstanding amp. What headphones are you using?

post #2207 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


Yah, I figured--but I never head anything like that with my MJ.  I'd be hard-pressed to say if there's been any burn-in change with my MJ--let alone all sorts of noticeable changes in every part of the spectrum.  The pink noise thing spins my head--it sounds like you're saying it changed the MJ or your headphones for the worse and normal music corrected the problem.  Anyway, congrats on the MJ--it's an outstanding amp. What headphones are you using?

 

Thanks, I'm using the HD800s and they're unbelievably picky.  I thought I could spend the money on them and upgrade the system later, but no, they're like a screaming mistress always pointing out the flaws in the treble and wanting it fixed NOW!  very_evil_smiley.gif 

 

The Mjolnir is making some very nice sounds though, so I'm getting close I think.  I was worried the pink noise had messed up the headphones, but the weirdness could have come from anywhere in the system I suppose.

post #2208 of 3149
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

No need to run music through it. Just leave it on for a week. Only consumes 20+ watts. Not anything different from a very small light bulb.

 

I know it's class A, but I figure I may as well run it end to end to make sure there's nothing I've missed.  That said I'll need to burn-in the new headphone cable when it turns up anyway, and that'll need a signal going through it too.

post #2209 of 3149

Cable burn-in. Lol.

post #2210 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Stormfriend View Post

 

Thanks, I'm using the HD800s and they're unbelievably picky.  I thought I could spend the money on them and upgrade the system later, but no, they're like a screaming mistress always pointing out the flaws in the treble and wanting it fixed NOW!  very_evil_smiley.gif 

 

The Mjolnir is making some very nice sounds though, so I'm getting close I think.  I was worried the pink noise had messed up the headphones, but the weirdness could have come from anywhere in the system I suppose.


Yeah, I think the top end headphones really unfold nicely with higher end components that resolve the sources well.  I listened to the HD800s on my Lyr, but didn't get a chance to hear them on my MJ.  They didn't seem like a good match with the Lyr, but that may be more my style.  I like the LCD house sound and the darker cans like the HD-650s.

post #2211 of 3149

As long as one hears the difference in cable burn in, that's what it matters. No need to scoff rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Cable burn-in. Lol.

post #2212 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Stormfriend View Post

 

Thanks, I'm using the HD800s and they're unbelievably picky.  I thought I could spend the money on them and upgrade the system later, but no, they're like a screaming mistress always pointing out the flaws in the treble and wanting it fixed NOW!  very_evil_smiley.gif 

 

The Mjolnir is making some very nice sounds though, so I'm getting close I think.  I was worried the pink noise had messed up the headphones, but the weirdness could have come from anywhere in the system I suppose.

What kind of music files are you using?

I've been running the MJ/Gung with the HD800 for the last 6 days..haven't turned it off since last Friday

I'm getting unbelievable SQ,in fact I just ordered a used hd800 from another head-fier.

Is the HD800 new??

post #2213 of 3149
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Cable burn-in. Lol.

 

Sadly just as true with the £15 pro-audio cables I bought to experiment with as the more expensive ones I ended up using.  It's not a subtle change, which makes it so annoying. 

post #2214 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Stormfriend View Post

 

 

What DAC are you using? 

post #2215 of 3149
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

What kind of music files are you using?

I've been running the MJ/Gung with the HD800 for the last 6 days..haven't turned it off since last Friday

I'm getting unbelievable SQ,in fact I just ordered a used hd800 from another head-fier.

Is the HD800 new??

 

Mostly 320kbps mp3 as I ripped the majority of my music collection before FLAC existed; and when HDDs cost a small fortune so WAV wasn't an option.  I'm slowly shifting to FLAC though, especially as I discovered my phone can play them too.  I'm using Foobar, a HiFace EVO and a Musical Fidelity M1 DAC mk1, with the M1 sounding a lot bassier out of it's balanced outputs than it's RCAs.  The DAC may get upgraded again, but I need to sort out my mains supply first.  I have two regenerators and neither of them is perfect; one is really consistent and the other is really sweet sounding, but daisy chaining them doesn't work. frown.gif  Hopefully I can get the sweet one to sound more consistent with a firmware update and then the DAC is the last thing to do.

 

The HD800s are about a year old, used initially with an MF M1 HPA, then an Earmax Pro and most recently with some old Jeff Rowland speaker amps, which sold me on going balanced with the headphones too.

post #2216 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

As long as one hears the difference in cable burn in, that's what it matters. No need to scoff rolleyes.gif

olor1n always comes off as headstrong. If you take offense, just ignore him.

post #2217 of 3149

Hi everyone,

 

Anything better for the $1600 ish price of the Schitt Mjolnir/Gungnir and my genre/setup?

 

I am lookin at buying a headphone amp I won't get the itch to upgrade. I was drawn to the Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir , I currently have a nice home theater room/ listening room. It sounds awesome!! The problem is I have a 2 y.o. and a 1 y.o. I can't use my home system anymore:( I miss my music the way it sounds in there. My source is an Oppo blu ray SACD/DVD-A player. I'm new to the headphone world and I'm starting out with HiFiMan HE-400 and Denon D600 Headphone. I listen to various artists from Bjork, Linkin Park, Hip/Hop, to Classical. I like strong clean bass, I like clean mids/highs as well but I'm usually let down by the bass of cheaper amps like the Fiio D17 my wife got me for Christmas.

 

On a side note, do I go from the Oppo straight to the Gungnir via optical or do I run the optical from my Emotiva pre/pro?

 

Thanks everyone!

post #2218 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

Hi everyone,

 

Anything better for the $1600 ish price of the Schitt Mjolnir/Gungnir and my genre/setup?

 

I am lookin at buying a headphone amp I won't get the itch to upgrade. I was drawn to the Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir , I currently have a nice home theater room/ listening room. It sounds awesome!! The problem is I have a 2 y.o. and a 1 y.o. I can't use my home system anymore:( I miss my music the way it sounds in there. My source is an Oppo blu ray SACD/DVD-A player. I'm new to the headphone world and I'm starting out with HiFiMan HE-400 and Denon D600 Headphone. I listen to various artists from Bjork, Linkin Park, Hip/Hop, to Classical. I like strong clean bass, I like clean mids/highs as well but I'm usually let down by the bass of cheaper amps like the Fiio D17 my wife got me for Christmas.

 

Make sure that what you're looking for is a in your face/engaging sound. There are other options out there for a more polite presentation.

 

Mjolnir is an engaging, detailed, bass monster. :)

 

Also note, you'll have to balance out your current headphones, either by aftermarket cables or re-termination.


Edited by paradoxper - 12/27/12 at 2:39pm
post #2219 of 3149
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Make sure that what you're looking for is a in your face/engaging sound. There are other options out there for a more polite presentation.

 

Mjolnir is an engaging, detailed, bass monster. :)

 

Also note, you'll have to balance out your current headphones, either by aftermarket cables or re-termination.

Well based on my genre thats sounds good!

 

Now another amp just entered my radar, Anedio D2 DAC...Again I'm new to the headphone world, What are your thoughts on a comparo?

post #2220 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

Well based on my genre thats sounds good!

 

Now another amp just entered my radar, Anedio D2 DAC...Again I'm new to the headphone world, What are your thoughts on a comparo?

I didn't really focus my time with the D2 on the amp portion. So I won't speak about its performance as an amplifier. The DAC section is good though.

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